Happy Birthday Ashley!
It was a spectacular early autumn day for a bike ride. When I started, the temperature was 55 and it was up to 70 when I finished.
I parked at Tuttle Park and headed south on the Olentangy Bike Trail. I got off at North Bank Park and went north on Neil Ave. I wanted to explore that area because my friend Ceena had surgery a few weeks back at the Eye Center and said she saw a hotel going up nearby. I wanted to check it out and it turned out to be more condos. McFerson Park was back there.
This is the arch from Union Station in McFerson Park.
There’s a nice condo community along the park.
Leaving the Arena District and going downtown. Although I’ve been by it a million times I don’t think I’ve ever posted a picture of the federal courthouse. It’s not much to see.
As usual, I stopped at the Scioto Mile.
The fountains were turned off because apparently water causes Covid 19 if you’re not rioting, burning buildings or breaking windows.
From there I went west and explored some of Franklinton. Just west of the river, Franklinton has been a very bad neighborhood for decades. They are starting to do some development over there now. Though there are still a lot of boarded up homes and buildings.
This is a fairly new apartment/condo building on Main Street just west of the river. There used to be public housing here that has since been demolished. One time I was on a path behind the buildings and came across someone who I was not sure was alive. So I poked him with a stick and was relieved when he moved.
These lovely structures are next door. This is kind of typical of Franklinton. Though I would love to explore those buildings.
More of the new and improved Franklinton.
Lots of construction on West Broad Street.
I didn’t know Columbus had an American Museum of Natural History.
West riverfront downtown.
Stopped briefly at Goodale Park.
Back to Tuttle.